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The Docks House Blend Subscription

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Description

Introducing the coffee that started it all. Our faithful house blend may have undergone a name change and minor facelift in the last eight years but the components and delicious taste profile have essentially remained the same.

Expect : Milk Chocolate, Toasted Nuts, Tangerine
Enjoy with : With or Without Milk

 

    Bean Info

    Brazil Montanari

    Location: Patrocinio, The Cerrado, Minas Gerais
    Altitude: 950 - 1,150 masl
    Preparation: Pulped Natural
    Varietal: Red Catuaí
    Owners: Marcelo Montanari

    Flavours: Chocolate | Hazelnut | Tangerine


    El Salvador Chelazos

    Location: Chalatenango, Northern El Salvador
    Altitude: 1,400-1,600 masl
    Preparation: Washed
    Varietal: Bourbon, Pacas
    Owners: Alberto Ochoa, María Zoila Piñeda, Orlando Aguilar, Jose Alfonso Rodriguez

    Flavours: Plum | Caramel | Tangerine


    Sumatra Ara Cahayani Gayo

    Location: Gayo Highland, Aceh, Sumatra
    Altitude: 1400-1600 masl
    Preparation: Semi-Washed
    Varietal: Tim Tim
    Owners: Various micro entrepreneurs

    Flavours: Dark Chocolate | Spice | Orange Peel

    Brewing Suggestion

    Suited for : Espresso, French Press, Stove Top
    Enjoy : With or Without Milk

    Espresso
    Grind Setting: Very fine
    Brew Time: 23-28 seconds (assuming dose below)
    Dose:Brewed Weight 16-18g : 35-38g


    French Press
    Grind Setting: Coarse
    Brew Time: Around 4 minutes
    Coffee:Water 17-18g : 250ml

    Stove Top
    Grind Setting: Fine (coarser than espresso, but finer than Aeropress)
    Brew Time: Dependent on size & heat source
    Coffee:Water 22g : 250ml (but dependent upon size of coffee-maker)

    Size
    Grind Size

    The Docks House Blend

    This blend supports many of our all-time hero producing partners here at North Star, featuring coffees from young innovator and trail blazer Marcelo Brito (owner of Fazenda 7 Cachoeiras in Brazil) and Maria Zoila Pineda, the focus of our very first Infrastructure Project at origin (and member of the legendary Chelazos cooperative in La Palma, El Salvador).

    Subscription FAQ

    I have signed up to a subscription with you, when will it be sent out?

    Your order is now on our system and is usually dispatched between 1-3 working days of us having received it depending on how busy we are. We work very hard to get your order out to you as soon as we possibly can. Your order includes Royal Mail tracked 2nd class postage.

    Are your packages letterbox friendly?

    Yes for 1-2 x 250g bags – if you order a 250g subscription and have a standard size letterbox, your coffee will be posted through your door. If you have a 1kg subscription or do not have a standard size letterbox, you can include a note for where you would like it leaving and we can include this in our shipping instructions.

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    This Coffee's Story

    Introducing the coffee that started it all. Our faithful house blend may have undergone a name change and minor facelift in the last eight years but the components and delicious taste profile have essentially remained the same. Back in 2013 Leeds was somewhat of a stronghold for darker roasted commercial coffee and we were faced with the big ol’ task of introducing many traditional espresso drinkers to the World of Specialty Coffee… and so ‘The Docks’ was born! A blend which we felt successfully bridged the gap between old and new, embracing many of the characteristics of the traditional whilst embodying key principles of contemporary specialty production. Highlighting the work of amazing producers from across the tropics by profiling and roasting their beans to a medium level before blending them to create a characterful cup.

    This blend supports many of our all-time hero producing partners here at North Star, featuring coffees from young innovator and trail blazer Marcelo Montanari (owner of Fazenda Rainha Da Paz in Brazil) and Maria Zoila Pineda, the focus of our very first Infrastructure Project at origin (and member of the legendary Chelazos cooperative in La Palma, El Salvador).

    Components:

    40% Brazil Fazenda 7 Cachoeiras

    A classic Brazilian coffee with low to medium acidity and intense notes of milk chocolate and roasted nuts. Full bodied and creamy in mouthfeel, this is a staple coffee from an amazing and relatively young farm in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. The Brito family are paving their way in the area fast gaining a reputation for innovation and social and environmental responsibility.

    40% El Salvador Chelazos

    We are so proud of this coffee having sourced it during a trip to El Salvador in February 2017 from B Corp partners Caravela Coffee. Determined to work with small scale producers where possible, we chose the region of Chalatenango to source our coffee from and came across a group of incredibly determined and focused farmers defying the challenges of the area and remaining committed to the principles of quality coffee production. The result is juicy, clean, balanced and bursting with plum and marzipan.

    20% Sumatra Ara Cahayani Gayo

    Sumatra is possibly one of the most challenging origins to work with when looking for quality, its unique processing method and infrastructure can result in coffees that display a real woody, earthy character. This classic wet hulled lot comes from Ara Cahayani co-op in Aceh, northern Sumatra. The co-operative was started by 25 farmers but now comprises of around that 2500 micro entrepreneurs in the Bener Mariah subregion. Expect a flavour profile that is intense and full bodied. This coffee has deep notes of dark chocolate, tamarind and plum.
    After learning more about Marcelo and his mission it is clear that the values and principles we hold dear are shared with those that have gone on to shape Fazenda 7 Cachoeiras. A mission that is underpinned by a desire to produce high quality specialty coffees, whilst respecting and conserving the environment and providing better working conditions for the employee’s responsible for it’s production.

    Quality focused, modern farming practices have been introduced over the years and mechanisation for picking allows for consistent supply and efficient production. The farm is also carbon neutral, through carbon insetting, which is the process of offsetting it’s emissions on-site. An achievement reached through a combination of solar panels, using parchment to fire the dryers and going above the legal requirement of leaving 20% of land as wild ‘reserve’.

    In addition, 7 Cachoeiras is both UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certified, though Marcelo and his family are fairly unique in that their own practices and standards have always gone way beyond what is required for certification. And as well as their commitment to the environment, there is a clear focus on social empowerment within the workforce on the estate. Employees have access to education and health care services, are paid more than double the minimum wage for their work and are even eligible to a bonus each month that can reach as high as 30-40% of this wage. The criteria of this bonus is based on positive impact at both work and in the home, ensuring an improvement to the lives of not just the staff, but their families too!


    Shipping Info

    Delivery Times

    Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with a 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. Your order includes Royal Mail tracked 2nd class postage.

    Local Pick Ups

    Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

    Packaging Info

    Letterbox Friendly

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    100% Home Compostable

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    1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

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    Product Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
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    Kerry Parry
    Delicious blend perfect for anytime of day

    Great subscription plan, delicious fresh beans arrive regularly and it feels good to support independent roasters.

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    Christopher Taylor
    Lovely coffee

    So pleased I signed up for Docks, really love this house blend.

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    Sam Croft
    Great every day coffee

    Have this every morning and it perks me up

    B
    Brad Fraser

    Great service

    J
    John Briggs
    Excellent every day coffee

    Good coffee nice taste.

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